5 things you should know about Bawtry

PUBLISHED: 00:00 30 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:01 10 June 2016

Head to The Courtyard

Head to The Courtyard


Something for everyone

Packed with history

In 2010, archaeologists unearthed a dozen skeletons off Tickhill Road. The remains date from the 14th century when a hospital run by monks was located there. St Nicholas Church dates even further back as it was founded around 1200. However, it only became Bawtry’s Parish Church during the Victorian times.


A place to shop

The Bawtry Retail Association has helped bring back the town’s traditional market which took place each Sunday until the 1980s. The farmers market now trades on the first and third Saturday of the month at The Courtyard, which was built in 2000 on land where the market used to be held. Find great buys such as homemade produce and baked goods as well as gifts and jewellery.


A theatrical life

Beginning life in 1932 at a hall, Bawtry’s thriving Phoenix Theatre is now located in a converted chapel on Station Road. The theatre society produces around four productions per year, and has celebrity connections too.


Charitable causes

People in Bawtry like to be involved. Charity fundraising events are held regularly such as Robinsons of Bawtry annual fashion show held for many years in aid of organisations such as Yorkshire Cancer Research. Up to last year the event had raised more than £250,000. And members of Bawtry Retail Association are more than generous with prizes donated for competitions and fundraising events.


Somewhere to stay

The four-star Crown Hotel 01302 710341 www.crownhotel-bawtry.com is a great place to stay in luxury. Their restaurant is highly recommended too.

Caviars of Bawtry 01302 710006 www.caviarsofbawtry.com is situated on a quiet side street. Serving fine food in an intimate setting, it’s a great venue for a special meal.

The White Hart (01302 710440) is the oldest surviving pub in Bawtry, dating back to 1689. Enjoy real ale here after a stroll around the town and its surrounding countryside.


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